B-17F 42-3459

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3459
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, B-17F-65-DL, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th‑BK*F
Ground Crew Chiefs: Jacobs, Gilbert O
Coon, Lawrence John
Start Date: 9 August 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 7 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 23 September 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 748 (24.645 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17F Aircraft 42-3459 Was Assigned To 11 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 7 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--24 August 1943Diversion
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
--2 September 1943Vannes, France, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLanded at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
227 September 1943Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Completed Mission Sortie Report
239 September 1943Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Aborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDMission RecalledRitt (CP)
Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Failed To ReturnShot down by enemy aircraft shortly after crossing the coast of France, crashed near Pontivy, France; MACR 748. Co-pilot Ritt was pilot of a newly assigned crew, flying his first orientation mission.
Sortie Report